L&C Magazine | Winter 2006

Featured Stories

  • Literary Oregon Literary Lewis & Clark

    The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission has selected 100 books that best define the state and its people. Authors with ties to Lewis & Clark College are well represented on the list.
  • Four Doctors, One Remarkable Family

    Four brothers, all graduates of Lewis & Clark, make their mark in medicine. Two focus on the health of the mind, and two pursue treatments for infectious diseases in developing countries.
  • New Faculty Faces

    Lewis & Clark’s newest crop of undergraduate faculty hail from some of the top doctoral programs in the nation and represent a rich variety of disciplines.
  • Questioning War as the Way to Peace

    Paul Barker ’71, MAT ’81 has worked with CARE International for 22 years, leading humanitarian relief and development efforts in Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Afghanistan.
  • Unearthing Cell Mysteries

    Microscopic worms teach Lewis & Clark students about big questions in cell biology.

On Palatine Hill

  • Meet the New Head of Ethnic Student Services

    Lisa Webb is the new associate dean and director of ethnic student services at Lewis & Clark College. She leads the College’s efforts to advance its commitment to diversity and multicultural perspectives. Her career in higher education spans more than two decades and includes leadership positions at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of California at Davis.
  • ‘Is Morrison Dead?’ et al.

    Comments and reactions continue to swirl in the aftermath of last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on medical marijuana use. The winter 2005 issue of the Lewis & Clark Law Review focuses scholarly attention on the doctrinal and policy implications of the case,Gonzales v. Raich.
  • Turning Green Into Gold

    John R. Howard Hall has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for environmentally friendly design from the U.S. Green Building Council. 
  • Lawyers for a Week

    While some teens idled away their summer in front of a Gameboy or at a local mall, some Ockley Green Middle School students spent a week of their summer arguing cases before a judge at the Multnomah County Courthouse, part of the law school’s Law Summer Camp 2005.
  • Lewis and Clark: They Shoulda Brought Along a GPS (and maybe some iPods)

    From East Coast to West, public radio listeners are tuning in to a vibrant scholarly series about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The 13-part series, titled  Unfinished Journey: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, is a joint production of Lewis & Clark College and Oregon Public Broadcasting, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • New Asset in Finance

    Denis Ransmeier is the new vice president for business and finance and treasurer of Lewis & Clark College. He was selected after a nationwide search and took up his post at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Student–to Alum–to Trustee

    Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members, all of whom are alumni with strong ties to the College.
  • The Mythical Traveler

    Sydney Linden wrote this essay based on her experiences during an overseas study program to Ecuador in spring 2005. The program focused on the language, history, natural history, and socioeconomic institutions of Ecuador. Linden, who grew up in Colorado and New Mexico, is a junior majoring in sociology and anthropology. She works at the local chapter of Girls Inc. and helps coordinate a peer HIV/AIDS prevention and education program at Cascade AIDS Project. She plans to continue her work in the field of HIV/AIDS advocacy after college.
  • Symposia in Brief

    Highlights of the Environmental Affairs and Warren Multicultural symposia.
  • Meriwether Lewis Stands Trial

    U.S. District Judge Owen Panner, a life trustee of the College, sat in judgment over history when Lewis & Clark Law School and the Oregon Historical Society put Meriwether Lewis on trial in October.
  • Football Scores With L&C Community

    Lewis & Clark will retain its football program and hopes to return to Northwest Conference action in fall 2006. Tom Hochstettler, president of the College, accepted a recent report from the commission on Football that “reaffirmed the importance of football and of other intercollegiate sports as vital elements within the life of the College.”
  • NCATE Gives OK

    The graduate school has earned a spot in an elite group of national schools of education accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, known as NCATE.
  • Basketball Diplomacy

    Lewis & Clark’s head men’s basketball coach, Bob Gaillard, and head women’s basketball coach, Juli Fulks, traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last fall to take part in “Understand the Game,” a U.S. State Department– sponsored basketball diplomacy exchange program.
  • Heard on Campus

    Recent lectures at L&C.
  • Peace Corps Pride

    “It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love,” but many Lewis & Clark graduates feel up to the challenge. The College recently tied for 20th in the nation among small colleges and universities with the most Peace Corps volunteers in 2005. (Lewis & Clark had 17 alumni volunteers.)
  • Planning Task Force Under Way

    What will Lewis & Clark look like in 2010? How about 2015?
  • Class of 2009 … Is Very Fine!

    Total first-year applications: 4,184 (a new record)

  • Democracy & Education Debuts

    Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling has added a quarterly journal to its offerings: Democracy & Education. Formerly published by Ohio University, the journal is now edited by Nancy Nagel, associate dean and professor of education, and Peter Cookson, dean and professor of educational administration.
  • PioSports

    Cross Country, Soccer, and Volleyball updates.
  • Tom Meets W., Condoleezza

    Only one college president from Oregon attended the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education in Washington, D.C., and that was Lewis & Clark’s own Tom Hochstettler.
  • Hurricane Help

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Lewis & Clark community mobilized to welcome displaced students from Gulf Coast colleges and universities and to reach out to provide relief.
  • Some Like It Hot

    Newsweek magazine’s 2006 college guide calls Lewis & Clark one of America’s hottest colleges. 
  • American Indian Education

    More than 12,000 of Oregon’s nearly 550,000 K-12 students are American Indians, yet few of the state’s students are taught by Indian teachers or attend schools led by Indian administrators. Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling recently received two high-profile grants to help address this issue.

Alumni News

Alumni Weekend Nets Record Turnout

Roughly 600 alumni–a dramatic increase over last year’s number–attended Alumni Weekend, October 14 to 16. Organizers attribute the rise to the hard work of volunteer committees, who e-mailed and phoned classmates throughout the summer and early fall.


  • Elementary School Counselor of the Year

    The Oregon School Counselor Association named Nancy Ferguson MEd ’02 one of two Elementary School Counselors of the Year for 2004-05.
  • Trumpeter, Friend of the College Dies

    Forest Trubey ‘46, who was featured prominently in one of the College’s recent planned giving publications
  • Lyric Wordsmith

    Averill Curdy’s imagination is in constant motion, filtering images and ideas that might lead to a poem.
  • Acting Out in New York

    A rising young actor, Chris Stack ‘97 recently auditioned with director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio for a role in The Departed, a movie due in theatres later this year.
  • Two Former Professors Mourned

    Robert Deery, professor emeritus of physics, Lois Smithwick ‘47, a former assistant professor of health and physical education at Lewis & Clark
  • Reunion ‘Cooks’ With Books

    Twelve alumni from Lewis & Clark’s Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity, along with family and friends, traveled to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific for a reunion in July 2005. The celebration was the third reunion for the fraternity brothers, who have met every five years since 1995.
  • Turning On Youth to Democracy

    “In my heart of hearts, I always wanted to work with kids, to engage them and empower them to succeed,” says Barbara Rost, program director for the Classroom Law Project.
  • Aging Gracefully in Paint

    As an artist, Becca Bernstein ‘00 draws inspiration from the mystery and wisdom she sees in the faces of elderly women.

In Memoriam

Trumpeter, Friend of the College Dies

Forest Trubey ‘46, who was featured prominently in one of the College’s recent planned giving publications

In Memoriam

Honoring alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have recently passed.

Two Former Professors Mourned

Robert Deery, professor emeritus of physics, Lois Smithwick ‘47, a former assistant professor of health and physical education at Lewis & Clark